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, and then at noon in the white house president obama received the official oath of office from chief justice john roberts, which the constitution requires on january 20th. we have team coverage of this inauguration sunday. darcy spencer is downtown where metro has seen double the typical sunday ridership. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell tracking the inauguration day forecast. we start with chris gordon live on capitol hill. a lot of excitement in the air around d.c. today, chris. >> reporter: good evening. you could see at this hour on the mall people are milling about. it's a beautiful evening and the people are very friendly and excited down here. crowds, traffic growing. tomorrow the focus of the world will be on the u.s. capitol for the inauguration, and today some of the people participating in inaugural activities got a front row view of history. long lines of people waited to get into metropolitan ame, the oldest african methodist episcopal church in washington, d.c., to be with the president and first family. >> i'm very much excited. all the way from africa just to be here and watc
can we do. they're he not going to get what they want when they have president obama in the white house and senator reid in the senate. >> sean: wait a second you and i may have a disagreement and i love you to death. >> i feel that disagreement. >> sean: i know. >> coming on. >> sean: and i'm going to say this gently, stuart, help me. seriously, republicans were not elected to raise the debt ceiling and bring us into more debt and steal from our kids. where is the moral imperative that somebody, some party in in country is going to stand up and say enough is enough and we've got to live within our means and stop borrowing 46 cents of every dollar? where is that party? >> i think that they are there. they don't have a lot of-- a spokesperson yet. it's going to take some time. so, the thing is, this is the amazing thing. >> sean: capitulate in the meantime? >> i'm not saying that, but i think there is a responsibility for washington to say, okay, look, what are the things we can do within these parameters to make sure we don't wreck the economy. the fitch point, what obama is reali
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with the former republican senator monday at the white house. schumer then met with president obama and said hagel's comments about israel were a critical factor in winning his support. schumer was seen as a possible roadblock to hagel's confirmation. businessman donald trump is inserting himself in israeli politics. trump made a video endorsing benjamin netanyahu. and his party ahead of the general elections next week. still ahead, pennsylvania school district takes matters in its own hands to fight gun violence. first, is your federal government putting the mob-like squeeze on a private citizen? look what mommy is having. mommy's having a french fry. yes she is, yes she is. [ bop ] [ male announcer ] could've had a v8. 100% vegetable juice, with three of your daily vegetable servings in every little bottle. using cloud computing and mobile technology, verizon innovators have developed a projective display for firefighters. allowing them to see through anything. because the world's biggest challenges deserve even bigger solutions. powerful answers. verizon. because vitamin d3 helps bones absorb c
must be different. >> today, president obama made white house history by being the first president to make gun control legislation his first presidential legislative priority. the president was preceded to the microphone today and introduced by the only person who could have put together a full presidential legislative package on gun control in only 30 days. the man who was chairman of the senate committee that passed the original assault weapons ban 20 years ago, the man who took the stage today as clearly the most valuable vice president of the modern age. >> it has been 33 days since the nation's heart was broken by the horrific senseless violence that took place at sandy hook elementary school. 20, 20 beautiful first graders gunned down in a place that is supposed to be their second sanctuary. six, six members of the staff killed, trying to save those children. we all know we have a moral obligation, a moral obligation to everything in our power to stop the prospect of something like that happening again. >> the vice president described the meeting last month with 22 groups, gu
, behind the scenes. the quiet, private swearing-in today at the white house. sasha obama telling her father, you didn't mess up. this evening, the scene inside the white house. outside, the unprecedented security. what they're doing for this inauguration, they've never done before. >>> the other news tonight, after the siege, a clearer picture emerging this evening of the horror. the hostages holding their hands in the air. inside that deadly hostage trap. the american toll is climbing as investigators discover more bodies. >>> the fall-out after the football star breaks his silence. what we've now learned after that elaborate hoax. why the notre dame star might not have been the only one duped. >>> and back in washington, what a ball. ♪ at last >> tonight we go back. who did frank sinatra perform for? who decided we needed more than one of these inaugural balls?
followed. >>> first lady michelle obama was in fine form celebrating her 49th birthday. the white house said the president and mrs. obama dined with friends last night at an italian restaurant at washington's upscale georgetown neighborhood. earlier in the day, the first lady debuted her hairdo featuring new bangs in a twitter pic she featured online. we'll see if the new do is there for inauguration day. very cute. >> in fact preparations for the parties and the president's big day is well under way. nbc's tracie potts has details. hi. >> reporter: hi, good morning. it's a lot of work. i want to show you some animation that gives you a virtual look at what people will see and what you're seeing if you're not here televised on monday when president obama for the second time this year takes the oath of office. remember he does the first official and private one at the white house on sunday, then the big event here on monday. all of this being built up at the capitol, the president will give his speech there which analysts say should not be partisan, he should stick to the middle of the r
the white house. mrs. obama wakes up before dawn to work out. back with us, a certified personal trainer, nutrition coach, official trainer for the atlanta hawks cheerleaders, so much going on. so how does michelle obama, one, get the arms and keep them? >> i wish it was just as simple as getting michelle obama's arms. she is very active, first of all. it's not just about spot training, working out the arms. she's active, watches what she eats. she's very into nutrition. those are two key factors into getting toned arms. another thing is genetics. and she was a college athlete. she has a lot of things on her side. but if you want to tone your arms and strengthen and work on getting a little more shape, you can do the following exercises. i brought my dumbbells. you can do these, too, if you want to. hammer curls to get our biceps in the front of our arm. they're going to flex. you can do this and then twist at the top and you can see -- well, you can't see yours in your jacket, but it might pop the sleeve. >> they are bulging. >> this will work our biceps. you have the weights. that's mo
. >>> president obama and his family gave the honor of living in the white house to -- got the honor of living in the white house for another four years. it is a home you can't buy, but if you could buy it, how much would it cost? here's a live look at the white house tonight. real estate web site zillow.com estimates the white house value at $295 million. since president obama moved into the mansion in january of 2009, the value has risen by about 7%. zillow calculated the white house value based on public data and recent sales. the white house has 132 rooms, 16 bedrooms, 35 bathrooms, 28 fireplaces, and three elevators. my mom would say too many bathrooms to clean. >>> a breathtaking experience for tourists in hawaii who got up close and personal with two humpback whales earlier this month. crew members say the whales showed up out of nowhere. they brushed up against the inflatable boat several times. and those on board say the female seemed to be using the boat to scratch her back. adult humpbacks range in size from 39 to 52 feet, about twice as long as that 24-foot boat. the amazed tourist
barack obama's second term is already officially under way. steve handelsman is at the white house with the latest for us. >> reporter: good evening. here at the white house today, president obama smiled and said, i did it, as he ended his first term and officially began his second. just before noon in the blue room, president obama was sworn in for term number two by supreme court chief justice john roberts. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear, to preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice. >> a hug from michelle. malia, 14, and sasha, 11, who joked, you didn't mess up. neither did the chief justice who used notes after his famous flub in 2009. >> thank you, everybody. >> vice president biden was sworn in by justice sonia sotomayor. >> repeat after me. >> reporter: tomorrow's ceremonial swearing in is at the capitol. stand-ins, helping set camera angles today. pennsylvania avenue is set for the inaugural parade, delayed like the capitol ceremony, because they're nev
in the economic debates inside the first obama white house that concern about the market, concern about the stability of the financial system trumped a lot of other concerns and a lot of the policy that came out of that first year of debates about how to deal with the lessons of the financial crisis tilted more in the direction of maintaining the stability in the banking system rather than punishing anybody or trying to root out the causes of what went on. even now, five, six-years on, the to what went wrong on wall street, we are still getting to the bottom of the was responsible for mortgages and so forth. obama's appointment -- nomination of jack lew to the treasury secretary -- it is hard to read anything into that too much one way or another he worked briefly for citigroup. he has otherwise been a pretty liberal democrat for most of his career, a guy who started out working on the hill for tip o'neill, many republicans don't like him because they feel he is too liberal. obama only mentioned this in passing yester day but the tenor of his remarks did not suggest any great sympathy a
was an adviser to the obama campaign and served as the white house's first press secretary. welcome. >> thank you. >> you have seen it you have read it, characterize it. >> i think it's hopeful, and it talks about the values and the visions and the ideals that bring us to this very moment as america. you'll hear the president talk a lot about what we have to do in this country together to make progress on the big challenges that we face. and, look, it's not just -- one party can't solve these issues. not even just those in government can tackle these big challenges. all americans have to be involved if we're going to move beyond what's paralyzed this town for so long and make some progress. >> he'll try to recapture the spirit of bipartisanship? >> he will and, look. i think it's a real challenge to everybody in this country, to lay aside their partisanship and try to make some real progress for the country. and, look charlie, it's not as if we're going to solve the really big issues or the really big div we can if we sit down long enough work together and talk toget
wife joining the obamas and the bidens at white house in the spirit of bipartisanship. much has been made, leader, about the tone of the president's speech and whether it was in your face or not, the republicans' face. do you agree? >> what i think today is what you see on the screen. just americans coming together some of whom voted for the and the some didn't, in celebration of the inaugural hoping that france we will chart a new path and solve some problems together for a change. that is my take. the president gave a speech today and laid out things he wants to do and i think there are areas we have in common and can work together on. the president made a good deal about the difference between those doing well in our society and those who are not suggesting he may not be done taxing the well-to-do on the heels of chuck schumer over the weekend saying that the senate will produce a budget and it will include higher taxes on the wealthy and republicans may not like it but paraphrasing they just have to deal with that. what do you think of that? >> well, i fundamentally disagree. i d
obama telling her father, you didn't mess up. this evening, the scene inside the white house, outside, the unprecedented security. what they're doing for this inugation, they've never done before. >>> the other news tonight, after the siege, a clearer picture emerging this evening of th the horror. inside that deadly hostage trap. investigators discover more bodies. >>> the fall-out after the football star breaks his silence. what we've now learn after that elaborate hoax. and back in washington, what a ball. tonight we go back. who did frank sinatra perform for? who decided we needed more than one of these inaugural balls? >> good evening, from our nation's capital tonight. we are here this evening as the nation prepares to witness the moment that comes once every four years, the presidential inauguration. the constitution requires the inauguration to be held on january 20th, but because the day is sunday, the nation will see it play out tomorrow just behind me at the capital. quietly today, chief justice john roberts administering the oath of office in a private ceremony. the first
." he already took the oath yesterday at the white house! by taking it again today, obama has made himself a three-term president serving the second two terms consecutively. now to get rid of him we have to impeach him twice oh, clever girl. [ laughter ] and besides, it's his second inaugural. why the celebration? he's already president. you don't see the rest of america throwing a party when they continue to do their jobs. [ laughter ] i'll admit, i was swept up four years ago, i was moved by the first black president. [ laughter ] but come on, a second inaugural is like people who renew their wedding vows. we get it, you're married! i'm not buying you another salad bowl. [ laughter ] because nothing, nothing we give obama is going to be enough to satisfy this man's greed. look at how he swoar in. >> president obama will actually use three different bibles. on sunday, for the official swearing in, he will use the robinson family bible. on monday for the public inauguration, he will use the lincoln bible and martin luther king, jr.'s, traveling bible. >> stephen: that's a freaky b
morgan tonight." >>> good evening. tomorrow, before noon in the white house, president obama will take the oath for the second time in the second term in office. america has great expectations for president obama and at the same time the country is divided on issues important to everyone. the president is promising to bring the country together. can he? what will his agenda look like in the next four years? tonight we're going to find out with top advisers and experts. let's get started. joining me now is massachusetts's governor, president obama's campaign co-chairman. welcome. how are you governor? >> good evening, piers. i'm well. how are you? >> i'm very well. excited by inauguration weekend. the first one i have covered since i have been at cnn. palpable, i think, anticipation in the air about what kind of barack obama we're going to see now that perhaps the shackles are off in the sense that he doesn't have to worry about being re-elected. he's got four years left and it's an opportunity for him to really go for it. >> well, i think we're going to see a president with a new level
at the white house today. first lady michelle obama and daughters. malia and sasha were there to witness mister obama being sworn in. president time tomorrow. when he takes the oath of office at the >> four years ago temperatures were below freezing for tomorrow things will be warmer with low mid- 40s but it is going to be mostly cloudy. the chance for rain or shine o snow showers. however, beautiful weather this evening and more weather beautiful look for loss of sunshine once again. for martin luther king day and mid-60s. redwood city, we will sue low 60s inland. fairfield, antioch, livermore. san francisco getting into the low 60s. 60s in petaluma. 60s and also when oakland. with your kron 4 7 day around the bay to state, more sunshine and a few increasing high clouds. as of this system and the pacific gets closer but still mid-60s as a big cool start. the increasing cloud coverage with the chance for some light rain in. the best chance to be in the north bay. thursday, friday with more wet weather for the weekend. >> santa cruz native peter mel won first place in this years mavericks invita
:55, president barack obama will be sworn in at the white house. and at 8:00 tomorrow night, the president and vice-president will attend a celebration at the national building museum. >>> whether you're going to the inauguration or watching from home, we've got you covered. join andrea roan and mike haddock tomorrow for the official swearing in. on monday we're everywhere from the inauguration ceremony, the parade and balls. our coverage starts at 4:00 in the morning and goes until 7:30 in the evening. later be sure to join us for a special one-hour edition of the news from 11:00 until midnight. we'll be streaming live coverage on the wusa 9 app. if you're going to be at the inauguration, we want to hear you from you. send your videos and photos to our special wusa 9 platform. >>> tonight the hostage situation in algeria is over but the fate of many hostages remains a mystery. army forces stormed the gas plant where islamic militants were holding foreign workers hostage. the gunmen planned to blow up the complex. 23 hostages are confirmed dead. the fate of two other americans and dozens o
, president obama will be leaving the white house for a church service, the special significance for bay area for the holiday. coming up. [ telephone rings ] good evening this is flo. [laughs] yes, i'm that flo. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive. >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news this morning. >>> good morning everyone, it's monday january 21st. martin luther king day. i'm michelle griego. >> and i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:30. >> the 49ers are going to the super bowl. >> some sweet words there. it wasn't an easy start but what a finish for the 9ers. they get their first super bowl berth in 18 years. much more on the reaction in upa couple of -- in just a couple minutes. >>> and celebrations in the nation's capitol. live pictures from the white house. president obama is expected to leave for morning church service at st. johns any moment now and crowds gathering at the national mall to witness the second oath of office. chief justice john roberts officially administered the oath to the president yesterda
second term, he's got about two years to do it. >> reporter: white house officials say president obama is putting the final touches on his inauguration address, even reading the speeches of past two-term presidents. lester? >> kristen welker tonight, thank you. for more i'm joined by david gregory, moderator of "meet the press." david, four years ago we were talking about the honeymoon period, that clearly isn't happening this time, but is there a reset here? >> the president was popular in the re-election. he wanted tax increases for the wealthy, he got those. his party is united but he faces a very difficult environment in washington and immediately after this inauguration, he is back in the brew of a fight over the debt and the fight over the gun legislation that he wants so it's a pretty toxic atmosphere here. >> you covered both terms of the second bush -- of the bush administration. what is the hard reality of a second term for a president? >> time moves quickly. you feel good. you put in the people you want. you have a different attitude of what you can accomplish. you don't hav
of power; obama in the white house, democrats in control of the senate, republicans of the house. but appearances can be deceiving and in this case are. the most important reality of the election is that the republican effort to oppose anything and everything proposed by obama almost like a parliamentary party was not rewarded. taking the debt ceiling hostage was not rewarded, calling the obama health care plan -- which was their own only a few years earlier -- socialism was not reward withed. rewarded. that means they have to begin to rethink themselves and, importantly, democrats will not automatically embrace the same tactics in opposition. so i think that was the important change that creates a new dynamic not that's going to solve our problems. there's going to be no sitting around the campfire in washington making nice to one another. but the possibility now exists for a real effort and a successful effort to deal with our most pressing problems. >> host: two familiar washington faces, thomas mann and norm ornstein. "it's even worse than it looks." this is booktv on c-span2
of obama and the white house himself and his family raises questions for some people so that while we may be on the way sunday to be post racial, i think it's fair to say that we are not now. >> to you have a relationship? >> no. >> justice for all. mary frances berry. her most recent book. professor at the university of pennsylvania. former chairwoman and u.s. commission on civil rights. here is a history of the u.s. commission on civil rights. mary frances berry on book tv on c-span2. >> you're watching c-span2 with politics and public affairs weekdays featuring live coverage of the u.s. senate. weeknights want to keep public policy events. every weekend though it is nonfiction authors and books on book tv. you can see past programs and get our schedules at our website. you can join in the conversation on social media sites. tell us what you think about our programming this weekend. you can tweet us. @booktv. comment on our facebook call or send us an e-mail. book tv, nonfiction books every
court and this white house, particularly under the principles that obama enunciated yesterday. host: oregon, democratic color. caller: there is no way there is going to stop the gun control. why don't they do like johnson did. they built fences around every wrecking yard and scrap yard and junkyard in america on the highways. they build all these fences around every school where nobody can see in, and if they put somebody there at the gates like they did in the airports and things like that. host: the nra bought it up. guest: they were highly criticized for that press conference a few weeks ago. again, a difference in opinion on how we should go about making schools safer. from the democratic perspective, the fewer guns, the less likely that there will be violent and dangers in our schools. from the gun control opponents, people who do not want to see restrictions, they should be about keeping the schools safer from a person who is mentally unbalanced, marching in with their weapons. and there is controversy about that. you heard obama speak about this a couple weeks ago when he lai
up on face the nation, the inauguration and the next four years for president barack obama. the state white house senior adviser will join this morning at 8:30 a.m. here on cbs 5. >>> the bart station is back up and running today after a shootout killed a man. that happened yesterday afternoon at the station's bus loading zone. bart shut down the station soon after the shooting happened. it reopened around 7:00 last night. according to officers, there may have been more than one person responsible. in fact, they are looking at two separate groups that may have been shooting at each other. a 40-year-old man was caught in the cross fire and killed. paramedics transported another woman to the hospital, but she is expected to live. officers arrested a 16-year-old suspect and they are looking for three more. >> we don't have a number of shootings, whether in daylight or nighttime. so this is atypical. >> some witnesses were interviewed at the scene. >>> and rescue crews in hawaii found the bodies of two men from san francisco and they're bl
the white house is like for sasha and malia obama and those other rare americans who spent their childhood there. >>> and as the mo town legend smokey robinson prepares for the president, he sits down with us to explain why this inauguration is personal. ♪ and we'll be free ♪ >> that and so much more on "cbs this morning saturday," january 19th, 2013. captioning funded by cbs >>> wow. what a gorgeous sunrise, eh? >> stunning backdrop. >> you couldn't ask for anything better. >> it's an exciting morning leading to washington's two-day event. joe biden's official swearing in is at 8:15 a.m. eastern time and then the possible will take the oath of office in the white house blue room. >> 20 hours later comes the ceremonial swearing in of the president at the capitol. that's followed immediately by his inaugural address. that's shortly after 2:30 in the afternoon mr. obama introduces the troops and the inauguration begins at 6:00. >>> let's get you caught up. we begin with the continuing hostage crisis at the norway gas plant in the remote corner of the
for life. >>> just in time for his inauguration, the white house is releasing president obama's official portrait for his second term. >> how he looks after four years in the white house. taken back on december 6th. seems like he is feeling pretty good about everything. what a difference after four years. not quite as gray in the first one, but the smile, much bigger now four years later. ready for round two. >>> first lady, sporting a new hairdo. hair 1)&bdone. check it out. mrs. obama hit the town to celebrate her 49th birthday and show off her new do. if you didn't notice, it's the bangs. >> and you got a new hairdo. >> a little layered out. >> looked sharp. >> what is his twitter handle? >> at flotus. first lady of the united states. >> have a banging friday and a great weekend. >> you're good. thank you, we'll see you tonight at 5:00, 6:00, and 11:00. >> catch us all day long at nbcbayarea.com. >> we'll see you tomorrow. not tomorrow. >> sometime next week. attention, all. attention, all. it is with great pleasure i would like to announce that the recipient of this year's... ge foll
for president obama today to take the oath that officially starts his second term in office. without pomp or pageantry, it was a simple affair in the white house blue room, with his wife and daughters at his side. the president fulfilling you the constitutional requirement of being sworn in on 290th of january. thousands have descended on this city tonight to share in tomorrow's traditional public swearing in and inaugural parade and witness the start of the second half of barack obama's historic presidency. we have full coverage of the second inauguration and we start with nbc's peter alexander across the street from the white house at lafayette park. peter, good evening. >> reporter: lester, good evening to you. the first family will watch that inaugural parade right behind us. that is pennsylvania avenue and the thank is the reviewing stand where they will i is before the festivities can begin, the president today had to take care of some constitutional business. the ceremony was intimate as it was brief. inside the white house, joined by his immediate family, president obama was sworn
inauguration of barack obama. >>> every day, thousands of letters are delivered to the white house. and every night, the president handwrites responses to just a select few. kevin tibbles has the story of one letter from a tiny town in northern minnesota. >> reporter: wely. seems like winter. below zero windchill. >> reporter: folks here like to joke about living at the end of the road. >> we have all kinds of decrcree ways of making the white season theatrical. >> reporter: fell in love with it 30 years ago, a place to set up his dog sledding business. it's the kind of place where neighbors must rely on one another. he first noticed teenager greg ott when he came in dead last in a local race. >> when i saw later he came through with a warm smile and his own sense of satisfaction that he pulled it off, i figured we could do the same out here. watch out, girl. >> reporter: he decided to pay it forward, hiring ott as a guide. >> i love it. best job you can have, to be outdoors, doing what you love. >> reporter: founded back in the 1800s as a mining town, rough and tumble sort of place where thi
in the case, in case the allegations are false. >> now to the nation's capital. tomorrow at the white house president obama will be sworn in for a second term. the public inaugural ceremony will happen on monday. president obama declared today a national day of service in keeping with the spirit of monday's martin luther king holiday. the president and first lady did some volunteer work and this evening mrs. obama helped host an inaugural celebration for young people and military families. nbc's brian moore has the story from washington. >> reporter: in the nation's capital an inaugural ball for military kids and their families. >> welcome, welcome, welcome! >> reporter: who better to usher in the star-studded concert than usher himself. >> an incredible event just for you guys because the youth matter. >> caty perry lit up the stage, too. ♪ we can dance until we die. >> reporter: but not even she could eclipse the real star of the show, first lady michelle obama. >> this is what inauguration is all about. it about celebrating who we are as americans and all the things that make this coun
past but of our future. >> reporter: just before noon president barack obama took the oath of office at the white house. >> reporter: the chief justice led the official swearing in. >> the constitution of the united states. >> reporter: it was over in less that a minute. >> i did it. >> the constitution requires it on the 20th of january because the day fell on the weekend they will do it again for the public tomorrow and on the national mall security is set with miles of fencing. >> you can see preparations here well under way here on the mall and hear behind me the dress rehearsal happening for the music. >> reporter: this will not be as big as four years ago, 700,000 are expected to attend compared to $1.8 million. that does not matter -- to 1.8 million. that does not matter. >> tell not be as large it will be just as wonderful. >> reporter: happen on the 50th anniversary of martin luther king, jr's "speech" lends something of their own. >> i tell my son, you know, strive for the best. maybe you can be the first hispanic. >> repo
birthday. the white house said the president and mrs. obama dined with friends last night at an italian restaurant at washington's upscale georgetown neighborhood. earlier in the day, the first lady debuted her hairdo featuring new bangs in a twitter pic she featured online. we'll see if the new do is there for inauguration day. >>> in fact, details about the president's big party are well under way. nbc's tracie potts has details. hi. >> reporter: hi, good morning. it takes a lot to get this inauguration done in washington even though we're expecting half as many people. the kraut somewhere between 6 and 800,000. a lot of money and d.c. officials coming into the city, but hotels and restaurants not as full as we saw before. the national mall being transformed into america's stage. that staging is up. they're securing that zone. the parade route. the viewing stand at the white house is up as well. the secret service said they've got 100 workstations, nearly 100, throughout the city, with 42 different agencies involved in security. and they are promising better crowd management this time
what it was like to grow up in the white house. which must be amazing. that is it for us on "the five." thank you for watching. see you tomorrow. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> bret: analysts on the left and the right are calling president obama's second inaugural address the most liberal speech he delivered in office. one apologetic progressive agenda. the question now: will he get it through? this is "special report." ♪ ♪ you are looking live at the inaugural parade. those are the wind river dancers from wyoming. as they are passing right before the president at the reviewing stands. they are on pennsylvania avenue. right in front of the white house. inaugural parade continuing. you are looking live at the first family looking on. this has been continuing all afternoon. you will see that. as it continues through the show. nation and capitol came together for a while. beauty and the grand your of the republic, the transfer of power in this case continuing with the same administration. barack obama beginning swearing allegiance to the constitution. imploring washington to find common ground.
. sounds nice. >> needed that. seema mody at cnbc. >>> president obama and the first lady left the white house to celebrate michelle's 49th birthday in georgetown. they dined with friends. >> they'll in the something different about the first lady. the white house released this photo of mrs. obama earlier which shows her new bangs more clearly. >> it is friday so the inauguration a couple days away. doing trivia with tom. >> what else do we have? >> what was the coldest one in what was the warmest one. today's question is what was the snowiest inauguration. was it 3 inches, 8 inches or 19 inches. a, b or c, aaron sm. >> me first. >> multiple choice. >> i'll do b, 9. >> i'll go with c. >> b is 8 inches. you're going with c. 19. >> the answer is aaron, would you like to choose what was behind door number three for the win? >> it was on the john f. kennedy's inaugural. 1961. they had 8 inches of snow that ended before the swearing in ceremony. if you remember, that was the -- that speech there when he was up on the podium and ask not what you can do for your country and it was a blustery an
. that's how the white house is describing the proposals that president obama will offer this morning to reduce gun violence across the country. but how much change can happen without the support from congress? chuck hagel's bid to run the pentagon appears to be gaining steam with key democrats now giving him a thumbs up. this morning, we'll talk to one of his biggest advocates on the hill, rhode island's jack reed. and some must-see tv. bill clinton kicks the door wide open for a hillary clinton campaign in 2016 and he makes a direct appeal, saying her health is not an issue and that he'll support whatever she decides. good morning from washington. it's wednesday, january 16th, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. let's get right to my first reads of the morning. and it begins with guns. today the president will unveil what one gun control activist characterized nbc news as the most sweeping gun control measures proposed since right after the assassinations of bobby kennedy and mlk back in 1968. the president is going bold, fulfilling a promise he made one month ago in
of congress. in washington, danielle lee, nbc news. >>> just as president obama announces his plans to curb gun violence a new ad is released from the national rifle association and the white house isn't happy. the ad makes reference to the security of president obama's daughters by asking, quote, are the president's kids more important than yours? white house press secretary jay carney calls it repugnant and cowardly saying most americans agree that a president's children should not be used as pawns in a political fight. the nra is fighting back with its own statement saying, quote, whoever thinks this ad is about preside president obama's daughters are missing the subject. this ad is about keeping our children safe. >>> police in marin county collected more than 800 guns during buyback programs yesterday. people surrendered 827 guns. organizers say each person receives 1 $100 to $200 per firearm. the weapons were collected. no questions asked. police didn't investigate anyone turning in a gun. a second buy-back event will be held next monday on the martin luther king holiday in san rafael
on sunday. the president held his in the blue room at the white house. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> michelle obama and daughters malia and sasha on his side he placed his hand on the family bible and was sworn in by chief justice john roberts. >> congratulations mr. president. >> thank you mr. chief justice. >> the president and vice president joe biden will take their oath of office again at a public ceremony before a crowd of hundreds of thousands that will gather at the u.s. capital when he delivers his inaugural address. he is to set forward his hope and vision for the country during his second term. >> what the inauguration remind us of is the roll we have as fellow citizens in promoting a common good even as we carry out our individual responsibilities. the sense that there is srg larger than ourselves that gives shape and mean to go our lives. >> he comes in enjoying a 52 percent approval rating right now. does not mean he will have smooth saling sailing from republicans. >>> he speaks in general term it is he likes the executive approach rather than leg slattive a
held his in the blue room at the white house with first lady michelle obama and daughters malia and sasha at his side. he placed his hand on his wife's family bible and was officially sworn into office by chief justice john roberts. later joe biden will take an oath again around those gathered at the state capitol. when he delivers his inaugural address he is expected to give his hope and vision for the country during his second term. >> we have a roll as citizens in carrying out the common good. the sense that there is something larger than ourselves that gives shape and meaning to our lives. >> we have on immigration gun safety energy we have a stacked agenda here. there is urgency to address this. >> into a second term it does not mean he will have smooth saling from his agenda who want the president to fix the debt cut spending improve job creation and more. >>> he speaks in general terms. he likes the executive order approach a whole lot better than the legislative approach. you really can't get that far. you have to legislate you realize you don't control the entire congre
-- www.vitac.com >> tonight, looking at the white house on the eve before the inauguration. >>> the toughest issues facing america, job, gun, health care, immigration, climate change and more. frankly, can both sides agree on anything? i'll talk to obama's campaign co-chair. >> we want stuff done. we want solutions. we don't need perfection. we need progress. >> we'll talk about his legacy. >> i think he can learn from the past and he's tried to do that. >> and what obama needs to do for america. >> he's swinging big. swinging for the fences. >> second-term presidencies have been filled with misspent political capital. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening. tomorrow, before noon in the white house, president obama will take the oath for the second time in the second term in office. america has great expectations for president obama and at the same time the country is divided on issues important to everyone. the president is promising to bring the country together. can he? what will his agenda look like in the next four years? tonight we're going to find out wi
the obamas could get if they rented out the white house. that's about -- i'm choked up on this. $1.75 million for rent for the white house. >> a lot of money. president obama. >> couple islands. president obama and the first lady left the white house to celebrate the first lady's 49th birthday in georgetown. they dined with friends at cafe milano last night. she sent out a tweet thanking everybody for the wishes. she debuted a new hairstyle in time for the inauguration. the white house released this photo with her new >>> a
's. after church, the first family will return to the white house. president and mrs. obama will host a tea for members. the joint congressional committee on inaugural ceremonies. once that ends, the first family will leave the white house for the drive up to the capt. the president and first family should be announced and seated on the platform a little after 11:00 with the public oath then being taken at 11:55 followed by the inaugural address. -- for the drive up to the capitol. >> after all the morning pomp and circumstance, the president, vice president and their riffs will attend the inaugural luncheon at the u.s. capitol's national statuary hall. steamed lobster with new england clam chowder sauce. hudson valley apple pie. members of congress, supreme court justices, cabinet members and other invited officials will also attend the lunch. >> another big story, the super bowl is set. tucker barnes, listen up. some people are already calling it the harbowl because this is the first time the two teams will be led by the harbaughs, brothers. tom brady put new england up by three with a on
the government's bills. >> please have a seat. >> reporter: president obama spoke from the white house to stake out a position on the debt limit. if congress doesn't improve an increase the government will run out of money to pay bills. president obama blasted republicans who said they won't raise it without dollar for dollar cuts to the budget. >> the issue here is whether or not america pays its bills. we are not a deadbeat nation. >> the problem is congress has already spent the money. what it would mean for the nation to not make payments. >> social security checks and veteran's benefits will be delayed. we might not be able to pay our troops. >> reporter: in response republicans pointed out president obama voted against increasing the debt limit as a senator. speaker of the house john boehner's office said debt is endangering's children future. theconsequences are real he said. >> the debate had a numbing effect on wall street today. the dow is up 18 to 13,507. the nasdaq is down 8 at 3,117. the s&p is down 1 at 1,470. >>> all of that in washington is being watched closely in sacramento b
. the poem is independent of the performance of barack obama and the white house. it's independent of forces and circumstances that i could not possibly foresee or predict when i wrote the poem. the poem is about transcendence of a historical moment. it was triggered by a very historical moment, but it seeks to transcend the historical moment because it is very much about breaking away taken-for-granted realities. >> taken-for-granted realities. >> yes. >> which is? >> that the world is as we see it and it always will be. >> hmm. a >> and poets have been saying this for centuries. poets have been trying to get across this message in one form or another. william blake, the great english poet, wrote in one of his prov epro proverbs, what was once proved is now only imagined. >> of course, they thought of him as a madman. >> absolutely. >> what do you take that to mean? >> i take it to mean that all we have to do is look at history to see that things change, and we cannot possibly imagine at the moment of our existence how they will change. we have to have a certain kind of faith. it's paradoxi
president said goodbye and departed by helicopter from the east front of the capital. president obama led to the inaugural parade to the white house. at one point they got out of the limousine and walked the parade route. [cheers and applause] >> president barack obama. [cheers and applause] >> president barack obama and first lady michelle obama. [cheers and applause] >> wendy -- one of the many balls held that night was the commander in chief called, began in 2005, open to members of the military and the guests. they danced with members of the military and the president made some remarks. ♪ >> thank you. thank you all for coming. [applause] thank you. [applause] thank you so much. thanks to all of you. tonight i have the very special honor as being known as the guy who accompanied michelle obama to the ball. i want to start by thanking tonight's co hosts, the senior enlisted advisors of the five branches of the united states armed forces. [applause] i want to acknowledge the joint chiefs of staff, the chairmen of the joint chiefs of staff, who are here with us as well. thank you, gent
that are still with us today. that is where he was at the end of his life. tavis: you recall when obama first ran in 2008 for the white house. every black person i know, basically, was wearing a t-shirt or a hat or a button or something that had a picture of obama and came on it. so many people saw barack obama then and today, many people still see him as the fulfillment of dr. king's dream. i never liked that phrase. i think he is a good down payment, but he is not the fulfillment of it. i raise that only ask, particularly inside of black america, what you think of the journey the president has had to walk so far, being paralleled in the black community to dr. king. there is a bust he has of dr. king sitting in the oval office. even he is aware of that relationship. talk about how he has walked the line of the king legacy. >> i think that we have to give him credit for trying to do the things that he can do in a race- neutral way. the passage of the health reform bill is enormously important for poor people in this country. some of the job stimulus programs, some of the money that was put into r
will be made tomorrow as president obama is officially sworn in for his second term ahead of his ceremonial swearing in on inauguration day monday. kristen welker has more from the white house tonight. >> reporter: president obama kicking off his inauguration weekend by lending a hand to the nationwide day of service. >> this inauguration we're going to be, it's a symbol of how our democracy works and how we peacefully transfer power, but it should also be an affirmation that we're all in this together. >> reporter: but there are still deep divides, including an upcoming deadline over the debt dealing which is the nation's borrowing limit. this week's top republicans offered a new plan that would increase the limit for three months and require congress to pass the budget within that time frame or else no pay. >> we're saying is we will extend the debt limit until the time line where you have a budget a road map. >> reporter: republicans are hoping that strategy will lead democrats to agree to deep spending cuts. officials close to the president say mr. obama is open to more cuts but insists
and a brother answered ." the movie chronicles president obama's plight to win the white house. michael collier is in town for the festivities. it is a pleasure to meet you. >> the pleasure is mine. >> i have been a fan for years, i really have been. >> oh, thank you very much. i am honored to be here for this fantastic weekend. >> yes, it is. >> what led to you make this documentary? >> i wanted to show a love letter to our president, because we love the accomplishments of mr. obama, that he even won this thing the very first time. that's how it started. then as we started really looking at him closer, we realized how much we dug him and there were so many people who want to say things that weren't flattering, that we want to put together a documentary that was purely biased and say, hey, we love you and we're with you. that's how come i also did a children's book. >> i didn't know that. >> the children's book goes right along with it. everybody loved him at first. soon as he got in, they tried to stair the house in half. pushing it back together right there. see the color green down at the bo
to be the first black president almost and aesthetical to participation. they say white americans could never do that. put the time obama talk explicitly about race. >> that a powerful moment is the first black president talks the least about race. it is the third and fourth and fifth rail. , part of what he tried to do was say let me say something that will bring people together then i won't have to bring it up again. the americans are so fatigued about race, resistant that to bring up that too often they will disqualify from the highest office in the land. but there are ways to address with differences that down to invoke race. but we don't have to have race specific programs to have race equality. but the irony is prepositioned the you would qualify yourself. of so that means he could negotiate this incredibly difficult scenario to stand for the racial possibilities but that would define disqualification. >> host: are white americans particularly oversensitive or to careful about the race card? >> guest: we are all sensitive. but i feel like the difference is often there is a way you can imag
the swearing-in alone. >>> president obama will show his support for d.c. voting rights during the inauguration for the first time his limo will have the district's taxation without representation license plates on it. the white house says the president has seen how unfair it is to the families in the district to work hard, pay their taxes without having a vote in congress. that's right. the plates will be on the white house vehicles throughout president obama's second term. >>> well, 40,000 people are expected to pack their presents to the inaugural ball events. that means that there's a lot of competition to find the best evening gowns. angie goff got help to find out what's appropriate and what's on trend. ♪ >> reporter: when getting ready for a presidential night of unpredictable fashion, choosing a dress can be daunting at the ritz carlton, we catch up with april yvonne, who with the help of saks, shows us house to make a statement. first suggestion -- go glam. >> right now we have lawrence, sporting a gorgeous gold baglia misha dress. this is indiana spired by the red carpet. the gold s
unveiling president obama's new portrait as he prime ministers to move from one term >>> the white house has just released a new official portrait of president obama as he gets ready to embark on his second term. it shows a smiling president standing in the oval office. the first official portrait also taken by sousa featured a more serious looking president, a little less gray, too taken a few days before he was inaugurated in 2009. >>> just in time for her husband's inauguration first lady michelle obama celebrated her 49th birthday with dinner and a new do. so far the sleek page boy with bangs is getting rave reviews, wow. the first lady, president obama and friends celebrated her birthday at cafe milano in georgetown. she also launched her own twitter handle at flotus. >>> what we can expect from the white house the next four years will be the lead topics on this sunday's face the nation. joining us live as always here in washington is host bob schieffer. good to see you, bob. >> hey, how are you, lesli? i'm going to tell you a little secret. this is going to be my 13th inaugural. i came
>> the inaugural parade was a pageant. colorful floats and talented bands. and leading the way were the obama's who walked part of the way to the white house. for a second term. >> a senior republican said here, by his remarks, president obama, at least in republican hoped, had opened the door to more cooperation. live from washington. now back to you. >> steve, you covered many inaugurations before, what stood out to you about this one? >> the obama family is so cute, i have to tell you that. take the politics and the take bands, put it all aside, now i'm a father of two daughters and i'm a bit prejudice bus they are adorable and so are the adults when they are interacting, it's heartwarming. >> it's great to see them all together today. the girls are growing up in front of our eyes. >> thank you so much. steve. >> several political pundits said that the president spoke with a new swagger. like someone who does not need to seek re-election. that part is true. >> he is feeling good, he feels like he has the republicans agenda. he did speak with a little bit more of an attitude, if you will, today.
michelle obama will be sporting a brand-new look. nbc's kristin welker has the scoop from the white house. >> the first lady hit the town thursday night to celebrate her 49th birthday and her new do. earlier she took to twister to showcase the sleek new look. and the buzz over her bangs was immediate. "people" tweeted -- goods who is turning 49 with bangs? yeah, b-day girt a fab new cut. "vanity fair" also weighed in remarking there's no other way to put this -- got bangs. michelle obama made her mark as a fashion risktaker, doning a white chiffon ground and j. crew gloves during her husband's swearing in, saids the expectations exceedingly high this time around. >> every time she walks through the door of the white house into the public, she knows all eyes are on her. >> the first lady's office is mum about what michelle obama will be wearing next monday, but one day is certainty, he choice could be big money for the lucky designer. >> it's almost like holding a lottery ticket, when she wears a garment. the stock price can rise. under scrutiny, her agenda, an official close to the first
. if americans have tempered their expectations for obama's second term which quietly the white house likes, lower expectations, they have soured even more on congress and the republican party's brand. a pitiful 14% approve of the job congress is doing, near an all-time low or high if you will. 81% disapprove of their job. the personal ratings of all four congressional leaders are upside down or under water by double digits. house speaker john boehner's report card is especially bad. his personal rating upside down by 19 points. while the democratic party has a net positive rating the republican party's negative rating of 49% is basically at its -- near the all-time high. only one other time has it ever been higher. it is the all-time high during obama's presidency. just 26% see the party in a positive light. the gop has lost the most ground in this last poll with self-described republicans. the tea party by the way has its lowest rating ever if you will. positive views of the tea party have dropped to just 23%. as the democrats haggle about the best strategy now for pushing gun control mea
and pacific time on c- span. next, chelsea clinton, president obama, and vice president joe biden taking part in national day of service events and live it 7:00 a.m., your calls and comments on "road to the white house." calle"washington journa" >> this weekend, the 57 presidential inauguration as president obama begins his second term, today, the official swearing-in ceremony at the white house lied before noon eastern. our coverage include your phone calls and a look back at his 2009 inaugural address at 10:30 eastern. then monday, the public ceremonies at the u.s. capitol and other inaugural festivities including the capitol luncheon and the afternoon parade, live all day coverage begins at 7:00 a.m. eastern on cspan, cspan radio, and c-span.org and join the conversation. >> saturday was a national day of service to honor the service and legacy of martin luther king jr. parade when the event took place at the national mall in washington, d.c. headlined by chelsea clinton, the honorary chair of the 2013 day of service and joining her was bo biden, delaware attorney general and some of the v
obama has been officially sworn in for a second term at the swearing-in ceremony in the white house. a larger public swearing-in will take place on monday. reports some of the kidnappers were captured in algeria. french troops in mali have launched new attacks against rebels. taking you back to our top story -- president barack obama's inauguration. let's go live now to washington d.c. you were giving us a sense of the programs of the president is mapping out. how is he going to get it through congress? >> the republicans still control the house and they have been in no mood to compromise. he's trying to take on some pretty controversial issues -- immigration, gun control, spending, dealing with the national debt and deficit. these are things he sees absolutely no common ground with republicans on. he has to get them to agree, so how is he going to do it? he's defined by his ability to campaign. he's putting that the organization into eight groups that will lobby on his behalf. his inauguration was about changing the town in washington. even people in the white house said that the p
in washington has been discussing. >> i love michelle obama. to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. >> reporter: hours earlier, at the white house, the second term began, as he took the oath of office, in a private ceremony. the influx of spectators who descended upon washington, to watch obama be sworn in a second time. >> the theme of this year's inauguration, is our people, our future. >> reporter: while the president plans to look to the future, he'll also pay tribute to the past. he'll be sworn in on two bibles. one used by abraham lincoln. and one, fittingly on this day, used by martin luther king. the day will have its share of star power. katy perry kicked things off at a concert earlier this weekend. ♪ at last and beyonce, whose rendition of edda james' "at last" will this time perform the national anthem at the ceremony. george, the floodgates seem to have opened. we're expecting near 1 million people here for the swearing in and the parade to follow. we'll be here all day long. george? >> thanks, josh. >>> today is a day for poetry and
it legally easier to coordinate with the white house. but the obama folks are conceding a big point by doing this. whether they're going to ever say it or not that they can't do the things they want to do inside the structure of the democratic party. this version of ofa is successful. we're also told don't be surprised if this becomes obama's personal vehicle post presidency. think of it as sort of a precursor to that similar to president clinton's clinton global initiative. well, if it's friday, we'll get david gregory in here. can the white house leverage the what house apparatus to work in the second term? mr. gregory? good to see you. let's start with what they're doing here, what they promised to do in the first term. their big organization would be used. they still claim it was successful. they say you think health care was hard without ofa it would have been even harder, things like that. but to see what they're going to do and the first test is going to be guns. >> what is striking about the gun proposals is the president has basically thrown a long bomb here to use a football metaph
former boss president obama. the former white house chief of staff rahm emanuel is calling for a comprehensive plan to reduce deadly shootings. chicago had more than 500 murders last year. analysts say it's already on track to top that number this year. mayor emanuel was an advisor to clinton back in 1990 when congress passed an assault weapons ban. the national rifle association is predicting a new ban will not get through this congress. stooe brown is in chicago tonight. what did emanuel have to say today? >> he was ordering all investments in guns they need to produce a comprehensive bill like in 1994 that one was authored then by senator joe biden. he hopes vice president biden will put together a package that includes an assault weapons ban a limit on the size of clips that go in for ammo and background checks. he suggests the democrats in the senate pressure the republican led house to act. >> whatever you do start it now whatever you do start in the senate. clear the debt and put the ultimate pressure on the house. put it in many ways as best you can. >> emmanuel kno
. obama screened steven spielberg's movie "lincoln" at the white house theater. sources tell me, ever since, he's been quoting it around the west wing. >> lincoln is the patheosis of a uniter. >> reporter: and look for an acknowledgement of dr. martin luther king's vision on the day we honor the civil rights leader, a coincidence of timing that's not lost on the nation's first african american president. now, the speech was finalized over the weekend, but the president often makes final word changes up to the very end, and this time was no exception. i'm told that he made tweaks this morning, in fact. the president, i'm told, will speak for under 20 minutes. by reading prior inaugural addresses, he decided the shorter, the better. his last address was just over 18 minutes. his favorite two past inaugurals were kennedy's, which ran just under 14 minutes, and, of course, lincoln's second, which at 700 words, had to be fewer than ten minutes. i'm told president obama had a quiet breakfast with the first lady and his daughters before going to church. anderson? >> let's talk about it with
. >> one of the reasons i supported president obama was i did not want to see larry summers in the white house. [laughter] with hillary clinton, until the end of her campaign, there was not a sense of how she could bring her history to bear. it was very much a restoration ist campaign. he fell if you are going to get the clinton administration part 3. -- you felt as if you were going to get the clinton administration part 3. if you feel it was such a crisis and panic at that time as many say it was coming out of the calamitous bush administration into the tar, bringing in a team of rivals as obama talked about, all you had was larry summers and tim geithner. both of them have their control over the policies that led to the crisis. in my mind, that opened the door to the tea party. it opened the door to right-wing populism. people saw in this white house favoritism towards goldman sachs and the banks. the problem was the left populism has not emerged until now. for too long, many felt with the bomb in the white house that things would be sorted out. that is where movements become importan
obama carry on that tradition. bill: remarkable when you are here in washington and you see the white house for the location where we are, lafayette church, st. john's church is on the north end of lafayette park. if you were to walk as a civilian, might be 300 yards total. martha: not today. bill: in this case with the president and first family and amount of security in washington, d.c. as we see the vice president now get inside of his limousine as well, there are no chances taken here. climbing into cadillac 1, coming back to the white house before the procession begins up pennsylvania avenue toward the capitol building. that church is such a beautiful part of our nation's capitol. if you have been here you have seen it and you have seen the history inside of it and how intimate it is as a house of worship. martha: the presidents sit in the pew 54 in st. john's which is reserved for the presidents. every president's initials are embroidered in that church. they have all attended it at one time or another. various presidents attending churches of difficult faiths. president john f.
for president obama, but also his family. what will four more years at the white house mean for them in jodi ckantor is author of "the obamas." you wrote an article how the president himself has changed in the past four years. what did you learn? >> he came to washington as a newcomer. now he is a professional. people say there is an all-business quality to the obamas now. the mystery that hung over the first inauguration is gone. we know exactly what he wants to do agendawise. and he is also much -- i love this word -- bloodier minded in terms of beating republicans. >> michelle obama had to borrow a word she used in an interview with me, strategic. she is strategic to what she chooses to take on. do you think a second term will be more liberating for her? >> her advisers and her are meeting right now -- not at this moment -- but in the past couple of weeks, whether she will do something bigger than what she has done before. on one hand she is very strategic, careful. on the other hand she, i believe, will do something to capitalize on her huge popularity. >> she's surprised at how normal h
to act. >> reporter: the white house says president obama could make nearly 20 executive orders to enact stricter gun laws. that would not require approval from lawmakers. one option, appointing a full time director of the atf. >> it's been a very long time since the senate has confirm add head of the atf. >> reporter: congress has not approved a nominee for the past six years. obama could install one himself. he could direct them to investigate more gun thefts. right now they investigate only when ten or more are stolen and only if one is connected to a crime. another executive order option, enforcing a 1968 give up law that prohibits the import of certain assault-style weapons. >> he believes we ought to take common sense and enact common sense measures that protect our second amendment rights but prevent people who should not have happens from on staining them. >> reporter: he made it clear president obama will not rely solely on making executive orders. the white house says he will need approval from congress for tougher gun legislation. >> some congressional republicans are claiming
>>> good morning. i'm thomas roberts. topping our agenda today, president obama goes big and bold on gun control. this hour at the white house, the president will announce what's expected to be the most ambitious federal gun control program in decades. today's announcement brings together members of the law enforcement community and children, kids, who wrote to the president about gun control in the days after the sandy hook shooting in connecticut. nbc news has learned the proposals include universal background checks, bans on assault weapons and high capacity magazines, and an aggressive prosecution of existing laws. in more than a dozen orders, the president could enact without the approval of congress. >> the fact is they've made the political decision to go big for what it's worth. >> today's a beginning. today is the beginning of what has to be an every day campaign. it has to be -- i said you have to take this way out into the country. he needs to go into red states and talk about this. he's got to get on the phone when he's on air force one. >> as the white house ramps up
the sandy aid bill. 179! >> how many? we learn something new today about the white house.gov petitions. if you sign it, they will change the rules. >> all that and a cycle first. without a teleprompter. >> what! >> per a straight shooter. president obama made a decisive push for the most ambitious gun law overall this country has seen since the late 1960s. >> i will sit at that disk and sign a directive with law enforcement and schools and mental health professionals and the mental health community some of the tools they need to reduce gun violence. as they are important, they are in no way a substitute for the action of congress. it is time for a universal background check for anyone trying to buy a gun. congress should restore a gun on military-style weapons and a 10-round limit for magazines. we have long recognized that with rights come responsibilities. >> the president signed 23 executive orders and called on congress to act, acknowledging there is no law that can prevent every act of violence. the reactions that the president's proposals are rolling in. the speaker john boehner
to the white house for a second term. senior republicans say they hope president obama has opened the door today to more cooperation on capitol hill. live from the white house, i'm steve handelsman, nbc bay area news. >>> okay, steve, thank you. our political analyst larry gerston is in washington tonight. we chatted with him a short while ago about the significance of the day and night. i'm guessing this is going to be brief, you're heading out to the inaugural balls. who really is part of the balls tonight? >> reporter: there are two major balls tonight. one is the military ball honoring all of those folks in uniform and anyone in uniform can get into that ball. it's a big deal for that reason and the president will spend some time there. then at the convention center right below the inaugural ball and it will be divided into four parts depending upon what kind of ticket you have but the president expected to stop in all the different areas and his wife, of course. spend some time with folks. tremendous entertainment all night long. i think it goes until 1:00 or 2:00 in the morning and s
second term yesterday. the ceremony in the blue room of the white house, president obama says the public ceremony is a celebration for the american people. >> if you're going to the swearing in ceremonial, you already know there are a lot of items you can't bring with you. >> many are obvious. they include aerosol spray cans, air horns, no alcoholic beverages, no coolers, no backpacks, no laser pointers. other things you need to leave at home, the strollers, signs, posters, thermoses, backpacks, no weapons or fireworks. you can find the complete list at wusa9.com of course. if you're planning on going to the national mall, you will only be able to get in on certain sides. they are constitution avenue at 7th street northwest, 9th street northwest and 12th street northwest. you can also enter through independence avenue southwest, 7th street southwest, and 12th street southwest. >>> president obama again will hold the public swearing in ceremony on the capitol. the president was officially sworn into his second term yesterday as we said in a private small ceremony in the blue room of the w
of their citizens. >> let's not forget, this is an act of terror. >> the white house says president obama is receiving regular updates on the raid, that the administration is in constant contact with the government of algeria and has been clear that our first priority is the safety and security of the hostages. defense secretary leon panetta says, he's putting the terrorists on notice. >> they will find no sanctuary, no refuge, not in algeria, not in north africa, not anywhere. >> but the demands of the group led by mokhtar belmokhtar is growing. they are demanding the release of omar currently serving a life sentence in the u.s. and a pakistani neuroscientist now in prison in the u.s. convicted of trying to kill u.s. soldiers and fbi agents in afghanistan. the obamaed administration, however, is ruling out any negotiating with the terrorists. >> the united states does not negotiate with terrorists. >> again, this is an ongoing operation as far as we know, still conflicting information for a third day in exactly what is happening, how many people have been released, et cetera. but, wolf,
at the blue room at the white house as the first lady and the obama daughters looked on. but in the little less than two hours the president will affirm that oath before a much larger crowd with 100% more pomp and an equal proportion of circumstance. we have a stellar group of guests joining us throughout the day. honestly, to cut to the chase, it is pretty much everybody you know from msnbc. plus, visits with some members of the obama administration, folks from congress, we'll have live reports from the capitol and all along the parade route. and who knows what surprises along the way. it will be a fun day. reverend al sharpton and chris hayes are joining us onset as the day goes along. alongside me are melissa maris perry, ed schultz and the one and only chris matthews. mr. matthews, this is, i think of this as chris christmas. >> i think of the alternative it could be today. john bolden becoming secretary of state, the coke brothers up on the podium with donald trump, it is not that day, is it? but it is a positive side. i always say to people, we are looking down over this beautiful wa
we know how president obama is planning to use his powers. the white house did identify 19 executive actions the president can take, including a major overhaul to the federal database system that tracks criminals and the mentally ill but he will need congress to make laws to -- to make changes to laws already in place and harry reid wants to find common ground. we'll here all of the details -- hear all of the tee tails in less than an hour -- details in less than an hour. i'm heading to the house to beer with as president obama un- - to be there as president obama unveils his proposal. >> he's scheduled to make the announcement at 8:55 this morning our time. ktvu will be streaming the presidential remarks live at ktvu.com. >>> 8:17. new this morning, former south carolina governor mark sanford is runner for his old seat in congress after a break from politics. sanford, a republican said this morning he wants to go back to washington because he believes that spending is threatening the country's future. he was considered a possible presidential contender until he revealed back in 2009
on the issue next tuesday. >>> more shake-ups in the white house cabinet as president obama helds into his second term. today interior secretary ken salazar announced he is stepping down. he's the latest cabinet secretary to exit the administration following secretary of state hillary clinton, treasury secretary timothy geithner, defense secretary leon panetta and labor secretary hilda solis. sal dar is planning to retire to his colorado ranch. >>> -- salazar is planning to retire to his colorado ranch. >>> president obama's second inauguration takes place this weekend. we'll be reporting live from the inauguration starting sunday morning and continuing with live reports on the fest ichts through tuesday morning -- festivities through tuesday morning. >>> funeral services will be held in san francisco tonight for francisco gutierrez, one of two people killed in a tragic cash outside a liquor store on new year's dai. investigators say a suspected gang member was racing away from police following a shooting when he caused the deadly crash. that suspect david morales now faces murder charges.
. >> the bush second term was plagued by iraq and scandal. amid the preparations for celebration, the new obama term starts with a buth confrontation. >> white house is trying to put a bright spin on it saying that the republicans have backed down from what the white house calls the threat to hold the u.s. economy hostage. >> thank you, steve. we will have continuing coverage throughout the weekend, our political analyst will join our team ofrespondents as the president begins his second term. the big public swearing in is on monday. >> i remember four years ago it was bitter freezing temperatures. it will be better, jeff? >> yeah, looks more mild and that is good news in washington, d.c., a lot of them have coats to keep them warm. back here in the bay area, it's all about the mild weather coming our way and in fact today we started to warm up. let's look at the huge temperature surge. we started off at 30 in gill role and th-- in gill row and tn went up to 60. for the mavericks, the waves are beginning to slowly increase four to five feet, but as we go the sunday, the swells that are building
ex office. >> with president obama's second term officially underway as of today, the white house says it's ready to tackle reform, gun control and the nation's debt. in the first term the president and congress didn't seem to agree on much of anything and this very issue seemed to dig them deeper into conflict. four more years of president obama, what could that look like? and thomas, a contributor for forbes magazine and when it comes to politics, an interesting background. thomas the press secretary coordinating congress and the oval office and you've had experience on weekends like this. what indications are you seeing about what the next four years will look like? >> well, it's really happening, it's actually not happening on capitol hill. it's happening with obama for america. today, obama for america, the president's very effective political infrastructure, became organizing for action, a 501 c-4 education organization, ostensibly, and they're going to be helping drive the obama agenda out there on a very grass roots level much like they did with the campaign. >> harris: and why do
they are spiking a football. the white house is weary of folks at home saying mr. obama is throwing himself a big party while they are still struggling financially. they will address the intractable gridlock in this town. >> he will make that point very strongly that people here in washington need to see common ground. he will talk about the american people they are not engaging these debates in washington progress and change won't happen. >> aids say while we can expect more broadly on battles to come such as gun control and immigration reform this won't be the detailed policy speech we will get with the state of the union next month. >> james, i wonder if the president runs the risk of sounding too much like he has. he has given a lot of speeches. >> that is definitely a risk. some republican speech writers of white houses past have made that exact point harris saying current conditions could lead the president to repeat himself in 2009. economy remains sluggish healthcare remains too costly, et cetera. one historian interviewed the president from rolling stones magazines says mr. obama needs t
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